However if you already know the basics and would like some more detailed information, check out the ‘About Voices‘ and ‘Personal Experiences‘ sections.
When we talk about voices and visions, we simply mean someone is hearing, seeing or sensing something that others around them aren’t.
Statistics vary, but it’s generally accepted that between 3 and 10% of the population hear voices that other people don’t.
If you include one off experiences (like hearing someone call your name when you’re out shopping, or feeling your phone vibrate in your pocket) this figure goes up to 75%.
So, having at least one experience of hearing or seeing something that others around you don’t is incredibly common.
Authors, for example, sometimes talk about how the characters can come to life and write the story for them.
However, for some people these voices and visions can be extremely distressing – criticising, threatening or causing confusion.
A person who has recently lost someone they care about may benefit from talking to them at the end of the day, or smelling their perfume/aftershave.
Others find these experiences to be a source of inspiration.
This page contains some basic information about voices, visions and other unusual sensory perceptions.If you feel you know little about the experience of hearing voices or seeing visions, it’s a good place to start.